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Sports industry loses key leader with death of NEP President and COO Keith Andrews

April 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Sports industry loses key leader with death of NEP President and COO Keith Andrews

The remote production TV community lost a key member last week with the passing of NEP President and COO Keith Andrews. Andrews was promoted to the position in 2015 after spending five years as CEO of Global Television which is now NEP Australia. He died of a heart attack at home in Australia at the […]

Sunset+Vine wins new contract for short-format tennis tournament

April 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Sunset+Vine wins new contract for short-format tennis tournament

Sunset+Vine has secured a three-year host broadcast production contract for the Tie Break Tens Series. Sunset+Vine has also brokered a rights deal in which UKTV, Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, has secured the exclusive rights in the UK and Ireland for its free-to-air entertainment channel, DAVE. The host production deal for this new, fast-paced ultra-competitive tennis […]

4EVER-2 consortium undertakes HD-HFR test at recent ice hockey fixture

April 24, 2017 | Comments Off on 4EVER-2 consortium undertakes HD-HFR test at recent ice hockey fixture

In a recent landmark development, the 4EVER-2 consortium produced test coverage of an ice hockey game in HD-HFR format at 100fps, and used Dolby AC-4 for the audio. The resulting live coverage was delivered via satellite. Almost five years ago a French public investment fund and additional monetary resources provided by the Brittany and Ile […]

Premier League coverage helps BT Media & Broadcast to beat existing simultaneous visions record

April 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Premier League coverage helps BT Media & Broadcast to beat existing simultaneous visions record

On 16 April, BT Media & Broadcast exceeded its previous best of 32 visions (live TV feeds) into and from a single site, by delivering 40 simultaneous visions using its next-generation fibre-based TV outside broadcast network. This was in addition to other multiple data feeds. All 40 visions were delivered from Premier League football stadiums around the country to either […]

Live from the London Marathon 2017: BBC and CTV discuss OB challenges

April 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Live from the London Marathon 2017: BBC and CTV discuss OB challenges

March 1981 saw the first London Marathon. At that time, around 20,000 people wanted to run, but just 7,747 were accepted, with 6,255 finishing the gruelling course. The event was deemed a massive hit with the runners, by the thousands of spectators lining the course, and the viewers who followed the race on the BBC. […]

NEP Australia to open Remi hubs in Sydney, Melbourne; Lawo to play key role

April 23, 2017 | Comments Off on NEP Australia to open Remi hubs in Sydney, Melbourne; Lawo to play key role

Australia is a massive, vast continent considering it only has a little over 23 million people. And that is all the more reason for a company like NEP Australia to enter into an agreement with Lawo in which Lawo will be a key technology partner in NEP’s new IP-enabled production ‘Hubs’ in Sydney and Melbourne. […]

Discovery Networks Norway expands football coverage with Vizrt editing and publishing tools

April 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Discovery Networks Norway expands football coverage with Vizrt editing and publishing tools

Having won the exclusive contract to broadcast live matches of the professional Norwegian football league until 2022, Discovery Networks Norway and Eurosport have expanded coverage across their linear television, OTT and social media platforms with the Viz Story video editing and publishing system. Discovery’s football coverage and the new video workflow went live on April […]

Broadcast Solutions GmbH enters Finnish broadcast market through new acquisition

April 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Broadcast Solutions GmbH enters Finnish broadcast market through new acquisition

Broadcast Solutions GmbH has announced that it has successfully acquired Outside Broadcast Service Business from the Finnish systems integrator Qualitron Oy Ab and established a subsidiary, Broadcast Solutions Finland Oy. The newly formed subsidiary will provide OB Support and Maintenance Services to its customers in Finland and will invest further later this year in order […]

SVG Europe Sit-Down: DELTACAST’s Erik Kampmann on covering all production bases and the rise of IP and 4K workflows

April 23, 2017 | Comments Off on SVG Europe Sit-Down: DELTACAST’s Erik Kampmann on covering all production bases and the rise of IP and 4K workflows

Having recently celebrated its 13th birthday, DELTACAST continues to strengthen its position in sports broadcast circles worldwide. From an initial foundation in FPGA design and imaging applications, parent group DELTACAST has consistently expanded into new areas – specialised custom designs, video interface cards, sports graphics and more – over the course of more than 30 […]

SBG Sports Software Video Assistant Referee System expands capabilities via Matrox

April 21, 2017 | Comments Off on SBG Sports Software Video Assistant Referee System expands capabilities via Matrox

SBG Sports Software announced that its instant replay and adjudication platform, Focus VAR (Video Assistant Referee), can now support up to 24 networked cameras and 24 SDI or HDMI feeds per chassis in a small, compact form factor, thanks to the integration of Matrox M264 multichannel H264 encoder-decoder cards. The system is designed to provide […]

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